John Williams (4), The London Symphony Orchestra ‎– Star Wars

20th Century Records ‎– 2T-541
2 × Vinyl, LP, Album, Gatefold


A1 Main Title 5:20
A2 Imperial Attack 6:10
A3 Princess Leia's Theme 4:18
A4 The Desert And The Robot Auction 2:51
B1 Ben's Death And TIE Fighter Attack 3:46
B2 The Little People Work 4:02
B3 Rescue Of The Princess 4:46
B4 Inner City 4:12
B5 Cantina Band 2:44
C1 The Land Of The Sand People 2:50
C2 Mouse Robot And Blasting Off 4:01
C3 The Return Home 2:46
C4 The Walls Converge 4:37
C5 The Princess Appears 4:04
D1 The Last Battle 12:05
D2 The Throne Room And End Title 5:28

Companies, etc.


Recorded over eight sessions at Anvil Studios in Denham, England on March 5, 8-12, 15-16, 1977
Remixed at The Burbank Studios, Burbank, California

The title on the cover is just 'Star Wars'. The title on the labels is 'The Original Soundtrack From The 20th Century-Fox Film, Star Wars'.

Published by Fox Fanfare Music, Inc. (BMI)
© 20th Century-Fox Film Corporation

Has an insert with the list of each instrument and its performer and a color fold-out poster of fighters over the Death Star.

Release is Auto-Coupled - sides are organized for use with an auto-changing player.
Record 1: Sides A and D
Record 2: Sides B and C

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Rights Society: BMI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Label): M-2-541-AS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Label): M-2-541-BS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Label): M-2-541-CS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Label): M-2-541-DS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-AS-3
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-BS-1C
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-CS-4
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings [Variant 1]): M-2-541-DS
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-AS-7 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-BS-5 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-CS-8 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings [Variant 2]): M-2-541-DS-4 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-AS-4 T2
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-BS-1 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-CS-4 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings [Variant 3]): M-2-541-DS-4 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, B, C & D Mastering Facility Stamp (Variant 3)): TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A & B Mastering Facility Stamp): TML-M
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C & D Mastering Facility Stamp): TML-S
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-AS-4 TI
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-BS-4 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-CS-7 T1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D Etchings (Variant 4)): M-2-541-DS-5 T1


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April 16, 2020

My copy has an interesting feature that I've been unable to find anything on how it would affect value. Maybe someone can help?

One of the sides has an incorrect label. At the time I'm typing, I'm remembering off the top of my head, but: one side has a label for one side of Toys in the Attic instead of what belongs there. I'll have to check later when I'm able.

So like I said, any thoughts?


June 1, 2018
My copy of this has Side 1 and Side 4 on one LP, and Side 2 and Side 3 are on another LP

LP One: Side One; Side Four
LP Two: Side Two; Side Three



November 10, 2017
I came across an album version with the searchlight label, but the print is a bit bolder than other labels of this type and, more importantly, “SIDE ONE” and underneath it “STEREO” are to the left of the spindle. “2T-541” and “(M-2-541-AS)”, are to the right of the spindle on Side A, with consecutive BS, CS and DS on each side. Can’t seem to find it in Discogs. Think it’s worth entering?


May 10, 2017
I have this record, with T shirt order form and insert, but not poster or booklet. Everything looks exactly the same except my center labels are the same as the RCA Club Edition, however they don't have the same code written on them that the club edition has. Anyone have an idea?


December 17, 2015
pure coincidence that i added this one today to my collection - it was just now in the queue :-)


August 5, 2015
I've come across a copy (2T-541) that has different labels. These labels feature the "20th Century FOX Records" monolith and searchlights - same as the fanfare that opens the original film. I can't find another version of 2t_541 listed here on Discogs and the current eBay auctions I have checked all have the typical blue label. Anyone else seen this?


July 25, 2015
Hi, does this actually include the 16-page booklet? I know that "Empire strikes back" 2LP came with the booklet, maybe it's mixed up with this?


July 17, 2015

John Williams' score and soundtrack to the original "Star Wars" is quite possibly the most recognizable melody in modern classical or modern pop music since Beethoven's 5th (and it might even surpass that)...


May 26, 2015

This soundtrack is from the first Star Wars film, and the soundtrack can really bring back the emotion captured in that film. John Williams expertise along with the skillful London Symphony Orchestra create an atmosphere like that of no other franchise. He will be surely missed if not brought back for Star Wars: The Force Awakens.


January 8, 2015

A true masterpiece by Williams